Md. TRANSPORTATION Code Ann. § 21-701

§ 21-701. Obedience to signal indicating approach or passage of train

(a)  Stop required on approach or passage of train. —

(1)  If the driver of a vehicle approaches a railroad grade crossing under any of the circumstances stated in paragraph (2) of this subsection, the driver:

(i)  Shall stop within 50 feet but not less than 15 feet from the nearest rail in the crossing; and

(ii)  May not proceed until he can do so safely.

(2)  The requirements of this subsection apply if:

(i)  A clearly visible electric or mechanical signal device warns of the immediate approach or passage of a railroad train;

(ii)  A crossing gate is lowered;

(iii)  A flagman signals the approach or passage of a railroad train;

(iv)  A railroad train approaching within 1,500 feet of the crossing gives a signal audible to traffic approaching the crossing and the railroad train, because of its speed or nearness to the crossing, is an immediate danger; or

(v)  A railroad train is plainly visible and is in or is approaching dangerously near to the crossing.

(b)  Passage through gate or barrier prohibited. —  A person may not drive any vehicle through, around, or under any crossing gate or barrier at a railroad grade crossing while the gate or barrier is closed or is being opened or closed.



Similar Law in Other Jurisdictions

  • New Hampshire: Section 265:48: Obedience to Signal Indicating Approach of Train
  • New York: Section 1170: Obedience to signal indicating approach of train